I once watched a hotdog eating contest on TV. It was disgusting but I couldn’t tear myself away. I was simultaneously fascinated and grossed out. I’m sure the contestants were hospitalised afterwards, as a result of their competitive gluttony.

Solomon writes about the fool, ‘He will die for lack of self-control; he will be lost because of his great foolishness.’ (Proverbs 5:23) Maybe you won’t die from eating too many hotdogs – you’ve got more self-control than that – but a lack of self-control in any area of life can be disastrous. Ask God today to show you where you need to lean on Him to get a grip. He’s a kind, gentle Saviour. Don’t be scared.